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Author Goodman, Anthony, 1936-

Title John of Gaunt : the exercise of princely power in fourteenth-century Europe / Anthony Goodman
Published London : Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2014

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Description 1 online resource (438 pages)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Maps and Genealogical Tables; List of Abbreviations; Preface; Dedication; 1. The Inheritance of Edward III and Richard II; 2. Gaunt in History; 3. The Education of a Prince (1340 -- 61); 4. Rise to Power (1361-77); 5. From Dominance to Exile (1377-81); 6. Gaunt and Richard II (1381-6); 7. Gaunt and Iberian Affairs; 8. From Dominance to Crisis (1389-99); 9. Gaunt and Christendom; Relations with the Low Countries; Relations with Brittany; Gaunt's roles in Aquitaine and in relations with the Valois princes
Peace, the unity of Christendom and crusadingGaunt's diplomacy; 10. Gaunt and Warfare; 11. Gaunt and the Church; 12. Gaunt and the Secular Peerage; 13. Lancastrian Residences and Governmental Institutions; Residences and building works; Lancastrian government; 14. Gaunt's Regional Interests, Estate Administration and Finances; Regional interests; Estate administration; Finances; 15. Gaunt Characterised; Conclusion; Calendar of Documents; Bibliography; Maps and Genealogical Tables; Index
Summary John of Gaunt (1340 -99), Duke of Lancaster and pretender to the throne of Castile, was son to Edward III, uncle to the ill-starred Richard III and father to Henry IV and the Lancastrian line. The richest and most powerful subject in England, a key actor on the international stage, patron of Wycliffe and Chaucer, he was deeply involved in the Peasant's revolt and the Hundred Years War. He is also one of the most hated men of his time. This splendid study, the first since 1904, vividly portrays the political life of the age, with the controversial figure of Gaunt at the heart of it
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Subject John, of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, 1340-1399.
John, of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, 1340-1399
Statesmen -- Great Britain -- Biography
Nobility -- Great Britain -- Biography
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Historical.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Great Britain.
Nobility
Statesmen
Great Britain -- History -- 14th century.
Great Britain
Genre/Form History
Biographies
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781317894803
1317894804